Ranking concern on the Dallas Cowboys: Dak, Zeke, Amari ,O-line, Maher

ARLINGTON, TEXAS - DECEMBER 23: Amari Cooper #19 of the Dallas Cowboys (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TEXAS - DECEMBER 23: Amari Cooper #19 of the Dallas Cowboys (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) /
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ARLINGTON, TX – SEPTEMBER 30: Ezekiel Elliott #21 of the Dallas Cowboys spits water before a game against the Detroit Lions at AT&T Stadium on September 30, 2018 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) /

The Dallas Cowboys have a handful of concerns entering the 2019 NFL season so today we look at those and we rank them by level of concern

Optimism reigns supreme on the Dallas Cowboys this season but that doesn’t mean there aren’t legitimate concerns. There are a handful of pressing issues that threaten to derail the Dallas Cowboys’ season before it even starts.

Not only are we worried about the uncertain status of our pending 2020 free agents Dak Prescott and Amari Cooper, but Cowboys Nation must also deal with Ezekiel Elliott’s holdout. The disgruntled running back is withholding his services until a new deal is struck, casting an enormous shadow over the 2019 season.

The less-than-perfect health of Tyron Smith and Zack Martin also weigh on the minds of the Dallas Cowboys. Shelved for largely precautionary reasons, both players are expected to play when the Dallas Cowboys open the season. But it’s hard to feel confident about them this season when they’ve both missed significant time already and may never be 100 percent this year.

Finally there’s kicker Brett Maher and his inconsistent preseason. Not only has he regularly shanked critical kicks, but he continues a disturbing trend of mid-range struggles dating back to last season.

All of these issues could play a role in the Dallas Cowboys’ 2019 fortunes. But is one more concerning than the others? And how should they rank compared to one another?

Last week we ran a poll highlighting a few of these concerns. It’s not surprising Zeke dominated most of the worry across Cowboys Nation. But the poll showed there are plenty of other concerns not far behind.  Today we dive into all of these concerns and discuss the legitimacy of them.